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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Hand of Man/1902, printed 1929/1937,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed April 23, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
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For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 277.

Stieglitz Collections

A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949.703

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 122, folder 2448

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, 74:0052:0084 (inscribed: Ex 1932)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 24.1740 (inscribed: “The Hand of Man”—/ (Long Island City)—/ 1902 / Photograph by / Alfred Stieglitz / Direct print from original / negative both made by / Alfred Stieglitz / Print 2 from the negative.)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 23.1950

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-45

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1791

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 84.XM.156.8 [platinum] and 93.XM.25.7

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005.100.459

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997-146-101 (inscribed: For Dorothy / April 30/32 / The Hand of Man—1902 / Alfred Stieglitz)

Edwynn Houk Gallery (inscribed: Alfred Stieglitz / The Hand of Man / 1902)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008.40.2048


by later hand, on mount: upper left verso, in graphite, in square: 1; lower left verso: 5 [circled] 123 A


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia

Exhibition History

Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 280.

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